• December 05, 2023 8:36 PM | Anonymous member

    By Gina Montoya, ATDNM Chapter President, 2023

    When you are looking for information to build your career do you consider a podcast?  A podcast can present new ideas, or it can enrich current strategies and programs that are active in the company or organization you support. There are so many podcasts out there– so how do you choose? Or do you have to choose?  Consider sampling a few podcasts by listening to at least 2 episodes. Once you have sampled a few, share high-value episodes with your peers and engage in a conversation. Listening to a podcast episode before coming to a chapter event will also give you interesting information to discuss. Consider the podcast recommendations below…and then share what you discovered.


    Talent Development Think Tank, with Andy Storch, hosts weekly to help you develop the people of your organization to success.


    Think Fast Talk Smart, hosted by Matt Abrahams a Stanford graduate and Lecturer in Organizational Behavior.

    ATD Accidental Trainer, is an ATD podcast, featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career.

    ATD DEI Podcast, features conversations with diversity, equity, and inclusion experts who share their insight on how talent development professionals can advance DEI at work.

  • November 07, 2023 3:51 PM | Anonymous member

    By Daniel Olufemi, Ph.D.

    As a society, we place far too much importance on academic brilliance; so, being
    academically sound or intelligent is a natural badge of honor for individuals who exhibit the
    characteristics. But, do people who excel in the three R's have a better chance of success in life?
    According to studies, academically qualified persons are not generally smarter than others.
    Howard's Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences clearly demonstrates that formal
    education accomplishment is merely one component of multiple intelligences (Gardner, 1993).
    His thesis provides a new prism through which to reconsider intelligence, not only in school but
    also in the business. It teaches us that no one is stupid, that everyone is brilliant in some manner,
    and that all we need is a little support.

    For that purpose, Howard outlined nine different Intelligences that humans have the
    capacity to manifest. They are as follows: 1. Verbal-Linguistic (knowledge of words; ability to
    speak, read, or write well); 2. Logical-Mathematical (Mathematically inclined; skilled with
    numbers and like logic); 3. Visual-spatial intelligence (thinking in images; designing, drawing,
    and painting); 4. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (Body Smart; movement, touch, athletics, etc.),
    5. Musical-Rhythmic Intelligence (Music Smart; makes sounds, music, sings, and dances); 6.
    Intrapersonal Intelligence (self-awareness, self-motivation, reflection, and introspection), 7.
    Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart; cooperative, dispute resolution, etc.); 8.
    "spiritual/existential"; intelligence (awareness of one's own existence); 9. Naturalist intelligence (capacity to recognize and categorize organisms, creatures, and other natural phenomena); Unfortunately, the first two are usually valued in schools and corporations.

    Daniel Olufemi, Ph.D., teaches Language, Literacy, and instructional technology courses at New
    Mexico Highlands University.


    Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple intelligences: The theory in practice. Basic Books/Hachette Book

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